Author: SoccerTimez

CUBS 8, WHITE SOX 1: NORTH SIDE TOPS SOUTH SIDE IN OPENER The White Sox opened Cactus League play on Friday afternoon with hopes of starting fresh and erasing the 2023 disaster. The game did not get off to an ideal start, as veteran reliever Jesse Chavez allowed six earned runs in the first inning, which was more than enough to secure the victory for the north-siders. The remaining White Sox pitchers, led by Joe Barlow and Alex Speas, held the Cubs to just two runs for the rest of…

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The Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from their loss to the Golden State Warriors in their first game back from the All-Star break on February 22 with a 123-118 win over the San Antonio Spurs the following night keyed by LeBron James. After the game, James couldn’t help but marvel at Spurs rookie and No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama. “That kid is SPECIAL,” James exclaimed in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on February 23. Wembanyama finished the game with a 5×5 line with 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, five blocks, and…

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t’s almost remarkable to think Ian Anderson is just 25 years old because of everything he’s experienced with the Braves at such a young age. Anderson made his MLB debut with nobody in the stands in 2020, something only a few players in the history of the game can claim. Immediately, he became an impact player for a team starving for starting pitching, giving them a solid #2 behind Max Fried, even if he was only 22 years old. In six regular-season starts that year, Anderson boasted a 1.95 ERA, finishing seventh in the NL…

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1966 – The Braves sign Tom Seaver out of USC, but the deal will later be voided and Seaver will be selected by the Mets in a special draft. 2016 – The Braves announce that John Schuerholz and Andruw Jones will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. MLB History 1896 – The National League adopts some rule changes in the National Agreement that divides the minor leagues into six classifications based on population. The league also empowers umpires with the ability to eject players. 1943 – The Texas League announces that it…

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Are the Atlanta Braves set to give Reynaldo Lopez, who hasn’t made a start in nearly the last two years, the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation? According to Atlanta Braves Insider Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves could be prepared to give the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation to right-hander Reynaldo Lopez at the start of the year. Per Bowman: There’s no doubt López could end up in Atlanta’s bullpen at some point, but the Braves believe with added experience, better game planning and a better defense behind him, he might be…

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What it Will Cost the 49ers to Retain Jauan Jennings Wide receiver Jauan Jennings has become an integral role player for the San Francisco 49ers.  The fire he brings with his energy is shown in the way he blocks defenders into the sideline benches. Losing him in the offseason would be a sting for the 49ers, but there is a possibility he could be gone.  Jennings is a restricted free agent when the open market comes along. The good news is that Jennings likely should stay as that is generally the…

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49ers release CB Isaiah Oliver, save $2.4M The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday that they released veteran cornerback Isaiah Oliver. Oliver, 27, was released after one season of the two-year, $6.75 million deal he signed last March. According to Spotrac, the 49ers cleared $2.4 million of cap space with the move. San Francisco began Friday just $4.625 million under the salary cap. Oliver played in 17 regular-season games (six starts) for the 49ers and had 67 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery. He didn’t see any playing time…

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lasgow Rangers returned to the summit of the Premiership table for the first time since 2022 following their professional 3-0 victory over St Johnstone last weekend and it represents a stunning turnaround. Philippe Clement has certainly rejuvenated a squad which was clearly stagnating under Michael Beale and losing 3-1 to Aberdeen back in September has proven to be a major blessing in disguise. All that matters between now and the end of the season is wins, and they can deliver a major psychological blow to Celtic by defeating Hearts this afternoon and extending their advantage –…

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 During the ex-Ibrox ace game, Clement gives the “real” Rangers manager his blessing. Charlie Adam reckons there is no doubt that Philippe Clement is a “real” Rangers manager. The former Ibrox player is confident Clement has already proven he has the credentials to bring success to Rangers. For Adam, it has been a quick learning curve having not had much knowledge of the manager before he pitched up in Glasgow. But, the Fleetwood boss is confident that the impact Clement has already had at Ibrox shows he has what is takes to thrive…

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Rangers risk losing millions of pounds if they go down the same transfer route as Celtic, according to Kris Boyd. Celtic announced a £32millions profit before tax in their interim PLC report for the six months to December 2023 on Friday [23 February]. However, Celtic fans were unhappy with the club’s inactivity in the January transfer window, whereas Rangers brought in a few players. Writing in his column for The Scottish Sun [23 February], Boyd said: “Don’t get me wrong, I have no issue with Celtic’s ‘buy low, sell high’ strategy. “The Parkhead…

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